• St. Louis Press Pass

    Jun 10, 2016
    St. Louis, Entrepreneurial Boomtown
    (Washington Monthly, 6/2016)
    Back in the mid-oughts, Jarret Glasscock was happily ensconced at the Genome Sequencing Center at Washington University in St. Louis, working on the federal government’s Human Genome Project. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    ‘We can’t afford to leave anyone behind:’ Inclusion key for St. Louis economy, Regional Chamber says
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/16)
    While the recent economic cycle has impacted St. Louis positively, St. Louis Regional Chamber president and CEO Joe Reagan says that the long-term strategy around the future of the St. Louis economy lies in inclusion and talent attraction/retention. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    9 St. Louis companies remain on Fortune 500
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/6/16)
    Nine St. Louis area companies remain on the Fortune 500 list and they are the same employers who made the rankings last year. But there have been some changes in where the companies now stand in the publication’s annual tally based on fiscal year revenue. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Missouri Budget Director Says State Revenues Up 3 Percent
    (CBS St. Louis, 6/2/16)
    Missouri’s budget director says revenue is up 3.4 percent compared to the same time last year.. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New innovation district hopes to tap into scientific, economic resources
    (KMOV, 6/8/16)
    A plan for a new innovation district, much like Cortex in the Central West End, is being planned in hopes of bringing thousands of jobs to the Creve Coeur area. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Cyber Awareness Day provides St. Louis with investments, new cyber-security chapter
    (KMOV, 6/7/16)
    As technology advances into the future, the impact it has on daily life also grows. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    This Is Why You Should Pay Attention To T-REX’s New Capital Campaign
    (EQ, 6/6/16)
    T-REX, the Downtown technology incubator and co-working space, has attracted innovative companies and events for the past two years. Now, the T-REX team is looking to expand its reach with an $8 million campaign, announced in April at the space’s second birthday party. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    High cell phone bill? St. Louis startup says it can save you big bucks
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/9/16)
    Hardly anybody enjoys seeing the monthly cell phone bill. Nick Lindwedel, a St. Louis entrepreneur, believes he can change that. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Charles County targets IT jobs, training
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/10/16)
    St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann is calling for new partnerships between business leaders and educators to prepare students for jobs in the growing information technology sector, as well as attract those jobs to the county. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MediBeacon acquires German medical device company
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/8/16)
    MediBeacon, a Creve Coeur company focusing on monitoring kidney function, has acquired a German medical device company with similar technology. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene's massive 4-phase Clayton campus plan
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/6/16)
    Centene Corp. on Monday revealed more details about its proposed Clayton campus, saying its first new building, directly east of its current headquarters, would total 660,000 square feet. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Amazon decision highlights St. Louis region's growing strength as a logistics hub
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
    The massive warehouse east of Interstate 255 doesn’t look much different from the dozen or so that line Gateway Center Commerce Drive. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Aclara wins contract with Missouri American Water to provide metering solution
    (CTBR, 6/1/16)
    Aclara has won a major contract from Missouri American Water to provide, install and service its Synergize STAR Network for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in St. Louis County, Missouri. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Iron Mountain buys buildings for $20 million
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    Iron Mountain, an enterprise information management services company from Boston, has acquired three parcels of property near Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for $19.6 million. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Soft Surroundings to build new warehouse
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    Luxury brand Soft Surroundings will build a new 300,000-square-foot distribution near its existing facility in Mexico, Missouri, the company announced Friday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Union apprenticeship program to launch at America's Center
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/7/16)
    Explore St. Louis and the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) are creating a new apprenticeship program for the skilled union trades that work at the America's Center convention complex. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Dunn names Alum Randy Pembrook as SIUE Chancellor
    (The Edwardsville Intelligencer, 6/6/16)
    Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn today named Randall G. Pembrook, PhD, as the ninth chancellor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s history>> CLICK FOR MORE
    Nonprofit tries to keep college-bound students from 'melting away'
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
    There’s a statistic that not many people outside of higher education know about: Each year, up to 40 percent of the high school graduates who are accepted into college never actually make it there. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    3 St. Louis area school districts join push for more minorities in AP classes
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/9/16)
    Chris Belcher was alarmed several years ago when as superintendent of Columbia, Mo., schools, he entered the city’s diverse high schools and saw very few African-American and low-income students in Advanced Placement classes. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    'We all have the ability to make schools feel like home:’ Tiffany Anderson departs Jennings
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/7/16)
    In January, Jennings Superintendent, Dr. Tiffany Anderson, who is credited with turning around the district and helping it reach full accreditation, announced she was leaving to take the position of superintendent with Topeka Public Schools, effective July 1. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    McKee announces new partnership and housing near NGA
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/7/16)
    Paul McKee’s Northside Regeneration is wasting little time now that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has officially chosen to build in St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Madison County construction projects reflect growth
    (The Alton Telegraph, 6/4/16)
    Madison County announced that in the first quarter of 2016 it has issued more than 1,250 commercial and renovation construction permits for projects valued at more than $41.86 million, an increase of more than $313,000 from the first quarter of 2015. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Powers Insurance set to begin construction of city headquarters
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/6/16)
    The site is ready and construction is set to begin in St. Louis on a three-story building for Powers Insurance and Benefits, which will move to the city from Clayton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Renovated riverfront reopens, had 32 percent MBE participation
    (The St. Louis Americna, 6/9/16)
    With a 2,016-foot-long community picnic table and fireworks display, many celebrated the re-opening of the renovated St. Louis Riverfront on Thursday, June 2. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Monsanto taps developer to find innovative talent
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    C-suite executives across the country are trying to figure out how to recruit and retain a millennial workforce that is highly creative and entrepreneurial. A solution might be found with one of St. Louis’ largest publicly traded companies and a new startup. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Full Circle encourages young people to stay in St. Louis through ‘shared ownership’ in the city
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/8/16)
    There are many factors that contribute to a young professional’s decision to stay or not stay in St. Louis after graduating college. For guests on today’s St. Louis on the Air, the potential to find and build community is an overwhelmingly important concern. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Grandmaster Maurice Ashley on chess and mentoring: ‘It matters that I’m black’
    (The St. Louis American, 6/2/16)
    International Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley made history when he was inducted into the U.S. Chess Hall of Fame on April 13 at a ceremony in St. Louis’ Forest Park. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New resident conductor named to St. Louis Symphony
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/3/16)
    The St. Louis Symphony has named Gemma New the incoming resident conductor. >> CLICK FOR MORE
  • St. Louis Press Pass

    Jun 03, 2016
    Amazon: 1,000 full-time jobs coming to Edwardsville
    (Belleville News-Democrat, 6/2/16)
    Amazon finally confirmed one of the most poorly-kept secrets in the metro-east late Wednesday in its announcement that it would build two fulfillment centers in Edwardsville. With the centers will come more than 1,000 full-time jobs. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    US Spy Agency Opts for New Site in St. Louis
    (The New York Times, 6/2/16)
    A federal spy agency will move its regional headquarters to a new location in St. Louis rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in southern Illinois, the agency said Thursday on its website. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Clayton building boom: $500 million in projects to bring workers, more than 1,000 residents
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 5/27/16)
    Plans for a new, sprawling Centene Corp. campus on the eastern edge of downtown Clayton could soon solve one of Clayton’s longest-tenured real estate quagmires: The Clayton Hole, a 16-acre property that has seen multiple failed development attempts over the last three decades. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    In St. Louis, a gateway to innovation and inclusion
    (Brookings, 5/5/16)
    As leaders scan the landscape for strong examples of innovation districts, their tour is hardly complete without learning of the Cortex Innovation Community—an innovation district in the heart of St. Louis. We sat down with Dennis Lower, president and CEO of the Cortex Innovation Community to learn what kinds of interventions and instruments are driving their success. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis adds cybersecurity to stable of accelerator funds
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/3/16)
    Add cybersecurity to the list of fields where St. Louis is trying to build new businesses using an accelerator model. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    John Hoffmire: IDEA labs and the changing face of medicine
    (Desert News, 5/31/16)
    On April 25, 2016, nearly 450 students, investors and entrepreneurs gathered at the Cambridge Innovation Center’s St. Louis location for a unique sort of Demo Day. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Regional Chamber, Regions seek to aid inner-city businesses
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/2/16)
    The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Regions Bank are teaming to connect inner-city businesses with resources to grow, part of a national program that began 11 years ago. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Centene becomes biggest Medicaid provider after 'banner' year
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/29/16)
    Centene made a key acquisition in 2015 that transformed it into the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid health care plans and doubled the number of people that the Clayton-based company covers. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Growing again: MTM moving offices to Maryland Heights
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 5/27/16)
    Medical Transportation Management Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters to Maryland Heights after outgrowing its current facility in Lake St. Louis. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Newly enhanced VA Women’s Imaging Center
    (The St. Louis American, 6/1/16)
    On May 20, the VA St. Louis Health System recently celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated VA Women Centric Diagnostic Imaging Center, located on the second floor of its John Cochran facility. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Monsanto Cultivates a Rose That Doesn’t Wilt
    (MIT Technology Review, 5/30/16)
    Monsanto is working on anti-aging technology for flowers using a genetic technology it can feed to plants through vase water. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis group advances international river pact
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/2/16)
    The Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, a St. Louis-based group comprised of 70 mayors from towns along the Mississippi River, helped advance an international agreement that seeks to improve the world’s food and freshwater supply, the organization announced Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    MoDOT has work following legislative session: restart cost-share program and educate lawmakers
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 5/29/16)
    Missouri's transportation system appears to have taken one step forward and one step back in the aftermath of this year's legislative session. It didn't get any increase in the fuel tax, but a cost-sharing program was revived. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Wentzville Logistics Center gets boost
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/3/16)
    Development of a new Wentzville industrial park that will support the nearby General Motors Corp. assembly plant is moving forward after St. Charles County recently approved $5.8 million in infrastructure improvements. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Fall Groundbreaking Planned for Fenton Logistics Park
    (CBS St. Louis, 5/27/16)
    KP Development of Clayton moved another step closer to transforming a large, empty space in Fenton. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    Area's nonresidential construction sees upward swing
    (Illinois Business Journal, 5/2016)
    Dodge Data & Analytics has issued its report on April construction starts in the metropolitan statistical area of St. Louis, consisting of Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Jersey, Lincoln, Macoupin, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, St. Clair, St. Louis, Warren and Washington counties in Illinois and Missouri. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    $3.25 million gift will lead to workforce center at Lewis and Clark Community College
    (Illinois Business Journal, 5/2016)
     Lewis and Clark Community College will break ground on a new workforce building on the Godfrey Campus later this year, thanks to a nearly $3.25 million gift from the estate of local resident Ed Weber. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    UMSL and St. Louis County enter second year of MacArthur grant to reduce county jail population
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/2/16)
    On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh led a discussion about UMSL and St. Louis County’s partnership to reduce the county’s jail population by 15 to 19 percent over two years. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    72 years later: United Negro College Fund continues to close college funding gap for minorities
    (St. Louis Public Radio, 6/1/16)
    The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) was started in 1944 by William Trent, Frederick D. Patterson and Mary McLeod Bethune. It was created to help raise funds for scholarships for 37 private historically black colleges and universities. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    $6 million pledged for health issues raised in Ferguson report
    (St. Louis Business Journal, 6/1/16)
    The Missouri Foundation for Health said Wednesday it has designated up to $6 million in funding to address health issues raised in the Ferguson Commission's report last year. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    An Ivy League degree in hand, Eboni Boykin tackles the future
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 5/30/16)
    It was a muggy day in Mississippi, just south of Memphis, as spring storms gave way. Eboni Boykin, inside her grandparents’ living room, was regrouping after moving out of her dorm room in New York. For once in her life, she was no longer thinking about college. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    STL Youth Jobs garners major donation to kick off summer jobs program
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/1/16)
    Thanks to $150,000 from JPMorgan Chase, about 45 at-risk young people in St. Louis will have summer jobs in the health care and information technology fields. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    St. Louis County Library expands its free summer meals program for children
    (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/2/16)
    The director of St. Louis County Library kept one letter, written by a mom who wanted to thank her for the free lunches she received for her two children at the Weber Road branch during summer 2014. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    International Soccer Returns to Busch Stadium in August
    (St. Louis Magazine, 6/1/16)
    With the St. Louis Cardinals out of town on a long summer road trip, Busch Stadium will once again host an international soccer friendly in August—its fifth since 2013. >> CLICK FOR MORE
    New riverfront to open Thursday
    (KSDK, 6/1/16)
    The downtown St. Louis Riverfront now has a brand new look, with freshly paved bike paths, sidewalks, signs and trees. It officially opens to the public on Thursday. >> CLICK FOR MORE